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Boyd announces plans to redesign California Hotel

Boyd Gaming Corp. on Thursday announced an extensive redesign of its downtown California Hotel that will give the resort that caters predominantly to a Hawaiian customer base a new look to its public areas and hotel rooms.

The company did not reveal a price for the remodel, call it a “multi-million-dollar” renovation.

The 40-year-old property was the company’s first downtown casino and is part of a reinvestment Boyd Gaming has undertaken to its resorts in Las Vegas and regional markets.

“We are proud to continue reinvesting in the place where our company was born,” Boyd Gaming Executive Chairman Bill Boyd said in a statement.

Earlier this year, Boyd Gaming opened the California Noodle House inside the property.

In addition to new interiors throughout the casino and public areas, Boyd will upgrade and redesign the California’s 500 hotel rooms and suites. The property will also make additional restaurant changes.

Boyd Gaming is the largest multiple property owner in downtown with the California, Fremont and Main Street Station. The company said in October its casino-hotels produced three consecutive quarters of revenue growth and five straight quarters of cash flow increases.

“Each our three downtown properties generated (cash flow) gains of 20 percent or more,” said Boyd Gaming CEO Keith Smith.

Contact reporter Howard Stutz at hstutz@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3871. Find him on Twitter: @howardstutz 

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